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Dr. Renée Shepherd

Foot & Ankle Specialist & Surgeon

Dr. Renée Shepherd, AACFAS

Dr. Renée Shepherd is a podiatric surgeon who primarily focuses on lower extremity sports medicine and is skilled in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Utilizing the latest aesthetic techniques Dr. Shepherd specializes in cosmetic bunion and hammertoe procedures, revisional surgery, as well as foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. 

Specialty

Podiatric Medicine
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy
Wound Care

Surgical Specialities

Foot, Rearfoot, and Ankle Surgery

Memberships

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Virginia Podiatric Medical Association

American Podiatric Medical Association

Doctor Schedule

Monday (West End)08:30 - 05:00
Tuesday09:30 - 06:00
Wednesday08:30 - 05:00
Friday08:30 - 05:00

Biography

Dr. Renée Shepherd, DPM AAFAS, was born and raised in West Virginia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Bethany College WV. During those years she found her love for foot and ankle surgery and then attended Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. After graduating with her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree, she did her three-year surgical residency at Heritage Valley Beaver, outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Shepherd is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon who is well rounded in forefoot and rearfoot surgeries with diversity including diabetic limb salvage/reconstruction, sports medicine, and trauma. She has been affiliated with hospital’s wound care centers and orthopedic practice. As a former college athlete, and sports fanatic, she has a special interest in orthopedic sports medicine with dedication to getting her patients back to their goals in life. She has publications in scientific journals and presented at national conferences. She continues to dedicate time towards research and education, allowing her to offer the most up to date and innovative podiatric practices there are to offer.

Education

Bethany College

Bethany, West Virginia

  • Dr. Renée Shepherd DPM, AACFAS received a Bachelor of Science degree at Bethany College in Bethany , West Virginia. Dr. Shepherd’s major was Chemistry with a minor in Spanish. 

Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine

Cleveland, Ohio

  • Dr. Shepherd, DPM, AACFAS began podiatric training at the Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine (KSUSPM) in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Degree study consisted of two years of didactic courses and two years of clinical training.

Heritage Valley Health System

Beaver, Pennsylvania

  • Dr. Shepherd, DPM, AACFAS, received surgical training in Forefoot and Rearfoot/Ankle Reconstruction.

  • Multidisciplinary team of Podiatry, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Occupational and Physical Therapy.

  • Performed complicated reconstructive limb salvage procedures on diabetic patients as a means to prevent lower extremity amputations.

  • A three year program which conveys a graduated system of education, from simple fore-foot to complicated rear-foot and ankle procedures.

    • Training includes a strong emphasis on perioperative care, as well as management of the complicated surgical patient and diabetic limb salvage.

    • Training in Anesthesia and Wound Care in a Wound Care center was also provided.

  • She is a member of:

    • The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

    • The Virginia Podiatric Medical Association​

    • The American Podiatric Medical Association

    • APMA YP National Leadership Panel

Research interests

Wound Care and Limb Salvage

Awards and honours

Dr. Renée Shepherd is certified by FACFAS (Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon) 

Conditions treated

Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy100%
Ankle Joint Replacements100%
Ankle Joint Fusion100%
Ultrasound Guided Injections100%
Wound Care of the Foot, Ankle and Leg100%
Ankle Pain and Injury of Tendons100%
Diabetic Shoes, Nail Care, and Callus Care100%
Ingrown Nails100%
Foot Pain and Injuries including Tendons100%
Hammertoes and all toe deformities100%
Bunions and all foot deformities100%
Heel Pain including Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fasciitis100%
Thick, Painful Fungal Toenails100%

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